The afternoon sun rays glittering in the cold and clear mountain water and my eyes are scanning the pebbled shoreline of the river in search for a small white dot glimpsing from the ground.
Happiness is instantly flooding through my veins when I spot the dark bird with the bright white breast sitting upon a rock in the water. The White throated Dipper is an interesting bird among our songbirds, perfectly adapted to its aquatic living room. He restlessly swims and dives with great dedication and uses driftwood and rocks along the shore as look-out points.
When I take time watching birds and nature I feel in balance with my surroundings, like the dipper stretching its wings before he plunges again into its daily routine.